1977 – 1979 Kansas State University, Construction Science

 

1992 Woodworking and Furniture Design, Sam Maloof

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snow Mass Village, CO

 

1996 Furniture Design, Ian Kirby Kansas City Woodworkers’ Guild, Kansas City, MO

 

 

1976 Welding certification, Manhattan Area Technical College, Manhattan, KS

 

1986 - 1994 Official Fabricator and Installer, Corian, Avonite, Fountainhead, Gibraltar solid surface materials

 

 

1975 – 1982 Journeyman Carpenter, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local No. 918

1983 – present Self Employed Fine Furniture and Cabinet Design and Production

 

 

1991 Treasures in Wood, Westport, Kansas City, MO

 

1991 Dimensions ’91, National 3-Dimensional Art Show

Lenexa Park, Lenexa, KS, June 7-9

 

1992 The American Crafts Annual Custom Woodworking Juried Exhibition

Vail, Colorado, Finest Craftsmanship Award

 

1992 Northwest Gallery of Fine Woodworking,

Seattle, WA

 

1992 Gallery of Fine Arts, Topeka Competition 16, Topeka, KS,

April 4 – 30

 

1992 – 1996 Treasures in Wood, Kansas City Woodworkers’ Guild Show

Crown Center, Kansas City, MO

 

1993 Kansas Fabricated, Norman R. Eppink Art Gallery

Emporia State University Art Exhibitions, September 27 – October 27

 

1994 Strecker Art Gallery, Manhattan, KS

 

1994 Kansas City Street of Dreams at Loch Lloyd, Kansas City, MO

August 27 – October 2

 

1997 Wild Woman Salon, Collaboration with Margo Kren, Morgan Gallery,

Kansas City, MO, July 11 – August 30

 

1997 The Warmth of Wood, Individual Show, Gallery B

Manhattan Center for the Arts, Manhattan, Kansas, June 2 – July 11

 

2007 The Warmth of Wood, Individual Show, Kemper Art Gallery

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, August 29 – September 14

 

2007 Then --- Now Viewpoints, Collaboration with Margo Kren, To Love Madrid, Folding Room Screen, Strecker-Nelson Art Gallery, Manhattan, KS, January 19 – March 10

 

2009 Topeka Competition 29, Collaboration with Margo Kren, To Love Madrid, Folding Room Screen, Sabatini Gallery, Topeka & Shawnee Library, November 6 – December 30

 

2013 Museum of Wonder, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art,

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, February 12 – October 13

 

 

 

1992 The American Crafts Annual Custom Woodworking Juried Exhibition

Vail, Colorado, Finest Craftsmanship Award

 

1997 Kansas Preservation Alliance 1997 Award for Excellence

Private Residence, 1918 Humboldt, Manhattan, KS

 

2000 Kansas Preservation Alliance 2000 Award for Excellence,

Geary County Courthouse, Junction City, KS

 

 

 

1985 Court Renovation, Piece by Piece, Margaret Allen

The Manhattan Mercury, Manhattan, KS, June 2

1990 Warmth of the Wood, Matt Bunker

The Manhattan Mercury, Manhattan, KS, April 8

1992 Fine Woodworking Design Book 6, Ash Love Seat

Taunton Press

1997 Furniture Maker Displays Works At Center for the Arts

City Arts Magazine, Manhattan, KS, June-July

 

1997 Worthwhile Work, Joel White

The Manhattan Mercury, Manhattan, KS, June 29

1997 Works of Art, Linda Albers,

Kansas State Collegian, Kansas State University, Manhattan KS, June 7

 

1999 – 2000 MAC Wants You to “Wrap It Up” and Take It Home”

City Arts Magazine, Manhattan, KS, December-January

PRESENTATIONS

 

1991 Laminating and Steam Bending Wood,

Kansas City Woodworkers Guild, Kansas City, MO

 

1996 Bending Wood, Green Valley Woodworkers, Tulsa, OK

1997 Train the Trainer in Custom Woodworking, 3 day workshop

Fort Riley, KS

 

2000 Furniture Design Workshop, Interior Architecture, Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS

 

1991-2001 Various presentation and furniture critiques with Department of Interior Architecture faculty and students, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

 

2007 – present Critique and Review of Undergraduate and Graduate Projects

Interior Architecture and Product Design,

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

 

 

 

1996 Conference Table, College of Business Administration, Calvin Hall

1996 Gallery Benches, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

 

1997 Conference Table, KSU President’s Conference Room, Anderson Hall

 

1999 Conference Table, Hale Library Conference Room, Hale Library

2001 Brochure and Display Pedestals, McCain Auditorium

2006 Conference Table, Department of Geography, Seaton Hall

 

2009 Custom room upgrade, 164H Seaton Hall

 

2009 Collaboration with Margo Kren, To Love Madrid, Folding Room Screen, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION



 

TECHNICAL TRAINING

 


​WORK EXPERIENCE



PROFESSIONAL SHOWS & GALLERY DISPLAYS

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AWARDS & CITATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESS COVERAGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTABLE PIECES AT KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

 







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

Here is an overview of Jan Olewniks 30+ years of experience making Fine Furniture & Cabinetry

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